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Haji Adeel urges federal government to take measures to protect minorities in KPK ISLAMABAD: Senator Haji Adeel of Awami National Party (ANP) Monday criticized the failure of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for protecting Sikh community and urged the federal government to take measures for their protection. Speaking in Joint Sitting of Parliament, he said five members of the community have so far been killed in the province including two each in Peshawar, Charsadda and one in Mardan but the Chief Minister was busy in attending Late Night Shows in D-Chowk in the federal capital. He urged the Prime Minister to take notice of the situation and provide protection to the minority community. He also criticized the Inspector General of KPK for his failure to protect the minority community.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

CM emphasises on merit in employment KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah Saturday said that Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC) is the custodian of merit and a testimonial forum for the talented youth of the province.It recommends them for the government jobs purely on merit, without any discrimination, he said.According to an official statement here, the Chief Minister was talking to Chairman, Sindh Public Service Commission, Justice (Retd) Dr Agha Rafique Ahmed Khan who called on him to present ...
CM visits flood-hit areas of Sialkot SIALKOT: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday visited flood-hit villages of Zafarwal near here.He met the affected people and assured them that the government would not leave them alone in this very hard time.Narowal DCO Syed Najaf Iqbal, MNA Mian Rasheed Ahmed and MPAs Awais Qasim and Khawaja Waseem Akhtar were also present.Giving berifing to the Chief Minister, Narowal DCO Syed Najaf Iqbal said as many as 25 Zafarwal villages near Sialkot were ...
Ahsan condemns Imran's statement against Chinese development assistance ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, Ahsan Iqbal has strongly condemned Imran Khan's statement against Chinese development assistance to Pakistan under "China-Pakistan Economic Corridor" and demanded an immediate apology from him.The Minister, who also heads China Pakistan Economic Corridor Joint Coordination Committee from Pakistani side, said "Pakistan and China are closest friends and enjoy time tested all weather friendship."In a statement issued on Saturday, he said "at a time when international investors were ...
Analysts for resolving issues through dialogue ISLAMABAD: "Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has urged the political parties to make a solemn pledge that they will remain united for the cause of democracy and supremacy of constitution, rule of law while rising above their differences".Talking to Radio Pakitsan's Nukta Nazar programme, Minister of State for Privatization, Muhammad Zubair said that long marches, sits-in made democracy stronger in the country.He said that sits-in and long marches proved counter-productive because democracy emerged stronger and they ...
PML(F) law makers reiterate full support to democracy, constitution KARACHI: The elected representatives of Pakistan Muslim League- Functional (PML-F) have reiterated their full support to the democracy and supremacy of the Constitution.A meeting chaired PML-F Chief Pir Sibghatullah Shah Rashidi expressed concern over the prevailing political situation and stressed the need for early resolution of the political impasse through dialogues.The meeting, held here on Friday was attended by the MNAs, MPAs and senior leaders of the party.PML-F chief said that it is high time ...
‘Coal power plants to be set up to over come loadshedding’ LAHORE: Provincial Energy Minister Choudhry Sher Ali has said the Punjab government is developing small coal power plants in seven cities of Punjab for generating energy to mitigate power shortage and eliminate loadshedding.Talking to a delegation, he said the country was facing the worst energy crisis and the government was taking effective measures to overcome it. He said, elimination of energy crisis was vital for keeping the wheel of industries moving on."Ridding the people of ...


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